For all those who have a solid sweet tooth, waffles are something to relish at any time of the day. It’s a different story that now one can even try our savoury waffles. But coming back to the idea of waffles as a staple, we realised Chennai has got a whole lot of options now. Take a look at this list:
The Belgian Waffle Co., KNK Road, Nungambakkam
This is a Mumbai-based waffle chain that is now present across the country with about 100 stores in 27 cities of India. Started by two avid foodies, Shrey Aggarwal and Alisha, the eatery known for its decedent waffles including honey butter, nutella, banoffee, strawberry, blueberry cheesecake and chocolate overload waffles. The place also prides itself for introducing the novel concept of waffle sandwich, Waff-wich freshly created at their waffle station. The fillings are stuffed in between two freshly baked crispy waffles and make for a sinful, delicious breakfast. The place also offers shakes, cold coffee and few other beverages.
Waf O’ Bell, Harrington Road, Chetpet
Waf O’Bel is a quaint waffle joint started by a Belgian native, Christophe Bonello with few other partners. They offer a plethora of Brussels Waffles with a delicious combination of chocolate, cream,
fruits and a host of other toppings. They also serve savoury waffles referred to as Waans with fillings like mutter paneer, chickpeas and spinach and corn and a great collection of beverages to quench the thirst. In the Belgian waffle section, they have options like Tiramisu Twist, Maple, Oreo Magic, Red Carpet Strawberry, Apple Crumble, Banana Split and lots more. The place also has an option of providing catering services at parties on request.
Waffles Thru The Day, Adyar, ECR and Wallace Garden, Nungambakkam
The biggest plus point about Waffles Thru the Day joints is that they open as early as 7.30 am and you can grab a hearty breakfast here before heading for your office. It was started by Minakshi and her architect husband, W. Anand, who love to cook, in 2015 at Indira Nagar in Adyar and since then has opened two other branches in the city. Among the myriad options, they were the ones who first started operating in Chennai. The joint serves the usual Belgian waffles and savoury options as well. They also have a vegetarian and non-vegetarian breakfast platter that come with a lot of waffle choices and delicious sides. This is a huge draw over weekends. Look out for their brandied raisin waffle and the chicken and ham one.
That Waffle Place! Purusawalkam
This is one of the recent additions to the list and opened the first outlet in February this year. The place has earned rave reviews for their waffle sandwiches and Dutch mini pancakes. If you are glued into the food scene of Chennai, you would have surely come across The Wok Box Co. on OMR, that became a huge sensation for serving delicious baos and their DIY noodles. Well, That Waffle Place! is the latest venture by the same team. That Waffle Place! has a live counter, where you can check out the chefs preparing the waffles and pancakes in front of you. And apart from the usual choices, the place has come up with a seasonal mango-based menu for summers. Salted Caramel, Peanut Butter & Chocolate, Berrylicious and Chocoholic are some of their popular choices.
The Chocolate Heaven, TTK Road, Alwarpet
The Chocolate Heaven, a Mumbai-based specialty chocolate café has made a grand entry in Chennai last year. The café franchise in Chennai is situated at the plush TTK Road in Alwarpet and is hard-to-miss. Once you enter the place; the cheery vibe, lovely music and the quirky, colourful furniture will immediately perk you up. To add to this the smell of the freshly prepared waffles, brownies and pancakes will trigger all your happy hormones. The menu is pretty exhaustive and has amazingly sinful stuff like – Belgian Chocolate Waffle; Oreo Waffle; Nutella Pancakes; Brownie Hot Chocolate; Mallowed Out Pizza constituting of marshmallows, chocolate, Nutella ganache and bananas and the ultimate Chocolate Mud Pot Freak Shake. Their waffles are amazingly filling and absolutely sensational.